Because I had a baby in October, my bee blocks got pushed a little late. I got the first one done before the baby because she was really on the ball about posting her pattern, but I the other two were a little later about posting their requests, so I didn’t finish those until the first of November. Honestly, I’m quite proud of myself for getting them finished even that quickly!
We Bee Learning
This is a big block, finishing at 18 inches. She asked for all green fabrics with white sashing strips. It’s a really nice block pattern for an easy and fast quilt. I might use this for a larger quilt sometime. It’s also good for showing off larger prints that you don’t want to cut up into tiny pieces. This is going into a quilt for a college-age guy who loves the color green. I think it’s nice and manly.
These don’t look like much on their own, but the hostess is making a bookshelf quilt, so they’re supposed to be books on a shelf, and she’ll turn them all sorts of different ways. Some ladies made fancy blocks with teacups, clocks, etc. appliqued on to show other things sitting on bookshelves. Because I was in a time crunch with the baby, I took the easy way out and just made the books.
This is a variation on a geese block from the 99 book. I like the text fabric she sent as well as the color combinations. My month is January (the last month of this bee), and while I have yet to choose a block, I’m planning to go with a gray background. I didn’t jump on the gray bandwagon from the beginning, but the more I see it, the more I like it. In fact, I’m working on my first gray quilt at the moment. It’s a baby quilt, and since it’s so small, I hope to be posting about it soon.